Al Qaeda Loses Its English Voice

Friday, October 07, 2011


Last Friday, an American drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, two leading Al Qaeda propagandists. Both were US citizens and spoke fluent English, which they utilized in their effort to recruit new members from the west.  Bob spoke with Jarret Brachman, author of Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice, about the significance of losing Khan and al-Awlaki for Al Qaeda.

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Comparing the two Al Qaeda propagandists to "Tokyo" Rose is a very poor analogy demonstrating a less than thorough understanding/knowledge of American history. Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino, one of about a dozen broadcasters and most closely associated with the name, was *coerced* by Japanese authorities into broadcasting for them. Khan and Awlaki actively *volunteered* to work for terrorists. Note also that D'Aquino (born on July 4) was later pardoned by President Ford when it was found that several "witnesses" lied to convict her.

Oct. 09 2011 07:40 PM

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